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Davy and Goliath

By B John Burns
June 12, 2014

I know I'm going to catch hell for this --

Many of my friends have commented lately that "Iowa deserves better than Terry Branstad."  I happen to agree. Iowa DESERVES better than Terry Branstad.

But, then, what do we do? We nominate JACK HATCH to run against him.


My point, exactly.

Jack Hatch may be a great Democrat and a hell of a nice guy. And Jack Hatch may garner 85 percent of the vote in Sherman Hill. But the only people who vote for Jack Hatch in Dubuque will simply be doing it to vote against Branstad. Clarinda and Storm Lake, too.

So the first image the voters in Dubuque, Clarinda and Storm Lake get of our candidate to unseat Terry Branstad is Jack Hatch getting his mustache shaved off by a barber on TV. And the first observation those voters (even the Democratic voters) will make about our candidate will be, "Who IS this clown?"  I know, because that was MY reaction.

Oh, well. Four more years.

The most scary aspect isn't four more years of Branstad. The most scary aspect is what happens when Branstad breaks the record and decides to ride off into the sunset, after pinning the badge on his trusted deputy.

Look at any news photo or video of the Governor. Look over his left shoulder. You see this silent figure staring placidly into space. Has anyone ever heard her talk? What is she thinking?

I don’t want HER picking judges.

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